Problems with Puerto Rican Statehood Similar to Those That Led to U.S. Civil War


When I heard the news that a vote on Puerto Rican Statehood was set to take place tomorrow, my heart stopped. I couldn’t process the fact that this rather transformational news did not reach my ears until the day before it was to be voted on. It reminded me of that awful dream where you realize that [...]

The “Collapse” of Communism


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What the media didn’t tell you about the “end” of the Cold War.

The Beholden State


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How public-sector unions broke California.

UNITE HERE!


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On July 9, 2004, the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE) merged with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (HERE) to form the politically progressive UNITE HERE. This union has given millions of dollars in “hard” and “soft” money contributions to political candidates; the vast majority of these funds have gone to Democrats. In 2008, UNITE HERE supported Barack […]

AFL-CIO


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  The American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the largest labor federation in America, consisting of 57 autonomous and international unions. For decades, under the leadership of George Meany and Lane Kirkland, this entity was a bastion of anti-communism. In fact, Meany invited Alexandre Solzhenitsyn to speak at AFL-CIO meetings and brought awareness of […]

The Orwellian Times in Belgium: Burqa Bans? Or the Banning of Free Speech?


A Parliamentary committee in Belgium has just voted to ban the burqa. The language of the ban is strategically neutral in terms of religion and ethnicity: It bans “face coverings,” not “niqab” or the “burqa.” This is the only approach that might work but I doubt that the full Parliament will approve it; and, [...]

The Fight for Liberty


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The campus PC police and the culture of fear in academia.

Gorby the Democrat


Mikhail Gorbachev is a living negation of the axiom that history is written by the winners. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, whose existence he tried desperately to salvage, Gorbachev has improbably recast himself as a heroic democrat who, however imperfectly, brought down the edifice of communist repression and now champions democracy for his [...]

Remembering a Dissident


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My father, Yuri Glazov, risked his life standing up against the Soviet regime. Was his battle in vain?